Are you out of daily use of soap?
Are you thinking of buying a new soap?
Do you know the kinds of soap and their benefits?
Yes for the above two questions and no for the latter one.
Okay, we will head towards the topic but if you are going to buy a new soap then I should ask like this.
Wait, are you buying soap according to your skin?
I don’t know.
Really, you don’t know?
Yes, I don’t know.
Ohhh, you should know, but don’t worry read this article and you will get the idea of which soap is best for you.
First, tell me what is soap?
Okay, soap is a salt of fatty acid which is used in a variety of cleansing and lubricating products. In a domestic environment, soap is used as a surfactant (a compound that lowers the surface tension between two media) for washing and bathing.
In industries, soap is used as a thickener, component of some lubricants, and precursor to some catalysts.
For a further explanation, we need to explain the kind of soap.
That’s the need of situation.
The following are the main kinds or types of soap according to their usage and different purposes.
- Toilet soaps
- Non-toilet soaps
- Glycerin soaps
- Transparent soaps
- Liquid soaps
- Flavored soaps
- Perfumed soaps
- Toilet soaps
A mild and usually perfumed soap used for washing hands and face and bathing.
Wait, then what is meant by bathing soap and what is the difference between toilet soap and bathing soap?
As the name indicates bathing soap is used for bathing and toilet soap is also used for personal hygiene but the difference is based on total fatty material (TFM). The higher TFM, the better the cleansing ability. Toilet soaps contain more TFM (60-80%) than bathing bars (40-60%).
Then which soap is better?
Every bar has its own importance in its place but bathing soap has surface-active agents which are absent in toilet soap, making bathing soap gentler on the skin and a better product for those who are prone to allergic reactions.
Toilet soaps are further divided into the following categories based on their usage.
a) Beauty soap/bars
you should understand from the name that this soap is especially for face use.
Beauty soap is available for different skin and different conditions but especially it is for acne and dark spot reduction, fairness enhancement beautiful look, moisturizing and hydrating effect on the skin, etc.
Is there any difference between soap and bar?
Nowadays, most companies call their beauty detergents as beauty bars instead of beauty soap because FDA (Food and drug administration) has obliged that soap should be labeled as soap and soap is a product of natural ingredients. Therefore, most of the cleaning products today available are detergents, and hence companies today use beauty bars instead of soap.
Is there anything common in all beauty bars?
Yes, one thing that is common in all beauty bars is that it cleanses your skin and removes bacteria.
b) Novelty soap
Novelty soaps are specially designed for kids and come in different shapes of various items like fish, duck, cake, mustache, birds, cars, etc making them more appealing in appearance. It not only cleans dirt and dust but also is a source of amusement and motivation for those kids who are not willing or fond of the bath.
c) Guest soap
These soaps are simply for guests and are smaller in size than the usual soaps. These soaps are found in hotel bathrooms and guest rooms where guests visit more. They are designed in attractive shapes just for a nice impression. Usually, they are flower-shaped, round-shaped, or shell-shaped.
d) Medicated soap
Those soaps whose ingredients are specially for skin problems. They are used to treat problems like rashes, pimples, blackheads, clogged pores, bacterial, and fungal infections.
2. Non-toilet soaps
Non-toilet soaps are made up of lithium salts of fatty acid and are generally known as lithium soaps. They are used to remove heavy dirt. These soaps are used to remove tough stains and grease.
Non-toilet soaps are also a key component of grease. Greases are usually emulsions (A mixture of two or more immiscible liquids) of calcium soap or lithium soap and mineral oil.
3. Glycerin soaps
As the name indicates soap that contains glycerin is called glycerin soap.
What is glycerin?
Glycerin also called glycerol is a polyol (having multiple OH groups) compound that is a sweet-tasting and non-toxic liquid.
What are the benefits of glycerin?
It has antimicrobial and antiviral properties due to which it is widely used in FDA-approved wound and burn treatment products.
But what are their benefits in soap i.e soap benefits of glycerin?
Well, glycerin is a humectant (a hygroscopic substance used to keep things moist) so it is a good bar for dry skin. And if you have sensitive skin then it is best for your skin even if someone has skin problems like eczema or psoriasis their use will wonder you.
Transparent soaps are clear and glassy. Usually, a hot alcohol solution is added instead of water. The particles which are undissolved in alcohol are filtered out by the process of distillation and a transparent soap is obtained.
Who can use it specifically?
Transparent soaps are not superfatted with an excess of oil and fats as opaque soap is, so it will not as moisturizing and is best for oily skin and also it is very effective for acne-prone skin.
5. Liquid soaps
Liquid soaps are available in the form of liquid and are produced with very difficulty. They are available according to use i.e hand wash (for hands), body wash (for the body), or dishwashing liquids (for dishes).
6. Flavored soaps
Flavored soaps are made from the extracts of herbs and plants. They come in different varieties of plant flavors like seaweed, vanilla, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree, etc. Because they have a pleasant fragrance they impart a refreshing feel on the skin.
What is the main purpose of this soap?
Flavored soaps are for different specific skin conditions.
7. Perfumed soaps
Perfumed soaps have a fancy fragrance, unlike common soaps. They are used in salons and spas or spaces where aromatherapy is practiced. Moreover, some people are fond of fragrances and fresh-smelling scents so those people use them daily.
That’s nice and cool information.
Now you have learned most of the main kinds of soap.
So what next?
As you have knowledge of soaps now, the next step is finding your skin type, then you will be able to choose the right soap for your skin.
How to find my skin type?
Okay, I am going to give you 2 methods of identifying your skin type.
The first step in the first method is to go to bed by washing the face well and without using any skincare or night care product or just wash your face and do not use any face care product for 2 hours.
Do you know the T and C zone on your face?
Okay, don’t worry I am explaining to you. The forehead, nose, chin, and area circling your mouth is the T zone of your face as it looks like the letter T and the outer part of your face is the C zone (cheek).
Now you have to take blotting paper if you don’t have blotting paper you can use tissue paper or parchment paper and put it on the T and C zones of your face for some time.
Check, if all the papers on your face have patches of oil then your face is oily and if all the papers have just very little or no oil patches then your skin is dry but if the T zone has oil on papers and the C zone has not then you have a combination of both oily and dry skin. This method can be done at any time of the day by not using any skincare product for 2 hours
But if you have washed your face at night time and didn’t use any night care product then you can just check it by touching it in front of the mirror and checking the oil content on your face.
That’s all about finding skin type?
No, keep in mind that skin type may change due to health, age, season, temperature, pollution, smoke, etc. so you need to determine your skin type regularly and then use better skin products.
Did you find your skin type?
If yes then we have to go to the next step i.e
Oh yes, that’s correct.
We have talked about different kinds of soaps now I am giving you the list of best soaps below in the conclusion section.
Above are the main different kinds of soaps and their uses. To select the best soap you should know your skin type if it is oily or dry. When you find your skin type then it is time to select the best soap. So Click the top 45 daily use different soaps for all to select the best soap according to your need and purpose. Have you any questions in your mind just ask in the comment box.